Michael has a diverse range of exceptional trial, arbitration and appellate experience and successes. He presents any insurance case, whether tort or accident benefits, in a strategic manner. He has an ability to distill complex issues to their constituent core in an efficient manner.
As with all good litigators, Michael also pursues resolution outside of the courtroom and is adept at finding common interests to conclude disputes through negotiation and in the mediation setting. Clients are exceptionally served by his precision and pragmatic approach.
Michael’s active and successful litigation practice has resulted in many decisions, and some more recent cases include a denied claim based on material misrepresentation (Paperny v. State Farm, FSCO 2014), and an incident found not to be an accident (Wong v. St. Paul Fire and Marine, FSCO 2010).
Michael has participated in continuing education programs including presenting at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre and donated his time to local endeavours.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1993
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1991
B.Sc., Trent University, 1988
Durham Region Law Association
Medical Legal Society of Toronto
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Lawyers Association
* Professional Corporation